Educating congressional policy-makers on women's health priorities, particularly for low-income women and women of color
Through this project, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will engage in nonlobbying, educational efforts and nonpartisan research and analysis to ensure that policymakers on Capitol Hill understand women's key health priorities. Specifically, policymakers need to understand the root causes, implications and trade-offs of policy options as identified in consultation with the bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, key congressional staff members, the Foundation and key partners among non-governmental organizations. Key priorities over the coming three years could include health promotion and wellness during all life stages; racial and ethnic health disparities; and the potential of better health, reduced obesity, and prevention of violence--all as they relate to girls, women and their families, particularly low-income women and women of color. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues and its Health Task Force will co-sponsor all events. As deliverables for 2012, it is planned to conduct two large briefings open to a broad audience (to include members when Congress is in session); two or three meetings for congressional members only; and two meetings with only the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues staff. Similar activities are planned for 2013 and 2014, but this grant is intended to provide flexibility in its programming to allow maximum impact. At no time will any portion of this grant be used for lobbying purposes. Similarly, Women's Policy, Inc., will exercise caution in planning activities that involve any members who are running for re-election to ensure that RWJF-funded activities do not actually endorse or appear to endorse any candidate for public office or provide support or assistance to any election campaign or political party.
Amount Awarded $300,000.00
Awarded on: 5/17/2012
Time frame: 6/1/2012 - 5/31/2015
Grant Number: 69752